David Watts Barton
David Watts Barton
David Watts Barton

David Watts Barton

David Watts Barton is a Berlin-based, award-winning freelance journalist who has covered popular music, culture, travel and outdoor recreation for 40 years for newspapers, magazines, radio and online. His former employers include The Sacramento Bee, Bloomberg, and NPR. 


He is writer/editor of Japanology.org and has written freelance for Japanese clients that include architectural firms, art galleries, hotels and branding companies.


In addition to awards including the first Arts Journalist of the Year, given by the Sacramento Arts and Business Council in 2011, Barton has been a fellow at UC Berkeley's Knight Digital Media Center and at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.


Some of his work in different media can be found at davidwattsbarton.com.

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Japan from Anime to Zen

Japan from Anime to Zen

By David Watts Barton

An accessible compendium of the most important aspects of Japanese arts, culture and history, for quick reference or a longer, in-depth read, for actual and armchair travelers alike.

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